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Lowering the Barriers to Tech: Why Digital.NYC Isn’t Just a Mere Website to Scoff At

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At a press event yesterday in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, unveiled Digital.NYC, a one-stop digital platform where people can learn anything and everything about the NYC tech scene. But starting just minutes after the end of the event, I already heard and read negative comments ridiculing the public-private initiative. While some of this criticism… Read more »


SmartMat Ensures That Yoga Will Never be the Same Again: In a Good Way

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Yoga: it’s everywhere. But more important than how many people join yoga studios every day is the fact that the yoga industry is worth a collective $27 billion. That’s going to open some great opportunities for entrepreneurs to disrupt the industry. SmartMat sees the power inherent in incorporating technology into our exercise routines: it’s something that began… Read more »



The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech is Now Live

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Earlier this month, I wrote about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech, a comprehensive guide to all things happening in the Boston tech scene and a central resource for startups, investors, and anyone just looking to get involved in the Boston tech community. At the time, the Boston tech guide wasn’t yet available, but an email… Read more »


The Winners of CEA’s Innovation Entrepreneur Award Are…

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced the winners of the Innovation Entrepreneur Award during the Keynote Luncheon at Innovate!. Launched in 2012 by CEA’s flagship It Is Innovation (i3) magazine and the CEA Small Business Council, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs and businesses with revenues under $30 million and the contributions they make to… Read more »


A Positive Company Culture is Crucial for Success

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According to the 2013 State of the Workplace Gallup poll, more than 70 percent of American employees are disengaged at work. Further, the poll highlights how a disengaged workforce negatively impacts a company’s financial results. If there’s one major takeaway from this poll it’s that a strong and positive company culture is crucial for success,… Read more »


Retail Giant e-Bay Acquires Las Vegas Startup Rumgr

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Las Vegas and #VegasTech is abuzz with the news that Dylan Bathurst and Alex Coleman have sold the software behind their VegasTechFund startup, Rumgr, to auction and retail giant e-Bay. Together with e-Bay, they will launch a new product called Close5, which is currently available in the App Store and officially launches October 1. Close5 takes… Read more »


Thomas “Tigre” Wenrich to Startups: Your Business Plan is of Limited Value

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Thomas “Tigre” Wenrich is a multicultural executive with experience in finance, marketing, and operations. After a successful 16-year career with The Boston Consulting Group in the U.S., Spain, and Mexico, he retired to the warmer climate here in Miami. Subsequently, he participated in a roll-up in the retail money service business (remittances, check cashing, and… Read more »




HealthCare.com Launches Online Health Insurance Marketplace

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Miami-based HealthCare.com launched today a health insurance comparison website where consumers will be able to research and buy healthcare plans. HealthCare.com now features nearly 200 carriers and more than 90,000 health insurance plans. HealthCare.com offers tools such as a tax subsidy calculator that estimates potential financial aid from the federal government, a tax penalty calculator to measure how… Read more »



3 Ways Sales Is Like War

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You can’t be afraid of sales. In any business, you are going to have to sell. It doesn’t matter whether it’s to customers, investors, or recruits. Many entrepreneurs are scared to go out and sell their business, and it prevents many companies from ever taking off. The brave ones who are sent to close deals… Read more »